Subjects discussed include traders and trespassers in Indian Territory, together with monthly returns for Quartermaster stores of the 3rd Infantry Battalion 1865-70, and deeds, stock certificates, and army communications. Also concern problems with W. A. Rankin and William Chisholm with references to Buffalo Tail, a Cheyenne; to Santanta, the Kiowa leader; and to Osage raids. An inventory of property captured from Chisholm is attatched to one of the letters. The property returns, dated 1868-70, are copies retained by Williams as Adjutant of the Battalion; the series is incomplete.
Signers include: William Clark, Ninian Edwards, and Auguste Chouteau, Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the U. S.; Ke-man-ha (the Wind facer), for the Arkansas or Santsukhdhi band; Ca-y-ga-tang-ge (the Great Chief), first signer for the Little Osage or Utsehta band, followed by 11 others; Te-shu-hing-ga (White Hair), first signer for the Great Osage or Pahatsi band, followed by 10 others; 13 U. S. Army officers, Indian agents and interpreters as witnesses. Most of the names are copied hurridly in the same hand as the treaty.
NAA MS 4405
OPPS NEG 42,026
Black and white photograph negative number 42,026.
In December 1805, Thomas Jefferson hosted a delegation to Washington DC of representatives of Indian tribes from Louisiana Territory. Early in the new year (1806), several members of the delegation traveled to Philadelphia. There they visited Charles Willson Peale's Museum and some had their silhouettes taken by Peale's physiognotrace.
Included are images of Joseph Barron (Baume), interpreter; Paul Choteau, interpreter, an Osage; Shegagahega, a Pawnee; Pagesgatse, a Pawnee; Tahawarra, perhaps a Missouria; Macapaba, perhaps a Missouria, Waconsca, perhaps a Kansa; and Sagessage ("The Wind"), an Osage. There are two items labeled number 10, one of which is possibly Mechenecka, a Sac.
The other silhouettes are undated. They include two labeled Titian R. Peale, and one labled "Black Hawk's son".
NAA MS 7129
OPPS NEG MHT 55,527-536
OPPS NEG 84-14405-407
The silhouettes of the delegates are described in John C. Ewers' " 'Chiefs from the Missouri and the Mississippi' and Peale's Silhouettes of 1860," Smithsonian Journal of History, Spring 1966, pages 1-26.
Transferred from the Division of Domestic Life, NMHT, December 7, 1979 (arrived in NAA in March 1980). Acc. 222,036.